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Restructuring and Insolvency

Solid Advice for Turbulent Times

Our Restructuring and Insolvency Group consists of multilingual lawyers versed both in civil law and common law traditions. Many of our specialists have previously held positions with Swiss courts. Our team members regularly work within or in collaboration with other practice groups (such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate and Commercial, Banking and Finance, Litigation).

„a leading insolvency and restructuring team“

Legal 500

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Vincent Jeanneret
Partner Geneva
Dr. Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny
Partner Zurich
Partner
Peter Burckhardt
Partner Zurich
Christian Girod
Partner Geneva
Dr. Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny
Partner Zurich
Vincent Jeanneret
Partner Geneva
Dr. Stefan Leimgruber
Partner Zurich
Full Team
Peter Burckhardt
Partner Zurich
Christian Girod
Partner Geneva
Dr. Urs Hoffmann-Nowotny
Partner Zurich
Vincent Jeanneret
Partner Geneva
Dr. Stefan Leimgruber
Partner Zurich
Prof. Dr. Olivier Hari
Of Counsel Geneva
Benno Strub
Counsel Zurich
Céline Gautier
Associate Zurich
Alix Muheim
Associate Geneva

Expertise

We advise and represent clients in restructuring and bankruptcy matters. We act as litigators in the Swiss courts, and as bankruptcy administrators. Our Restructuring and Insolvency Group offers advice and assistance to our clients inter alia in the following areas:

  • Debt enforcement, bankruptcy and insolvency law;
  • Corporate restructuring and turnaround;
  • Acquisition of a distressed business;
  • Representation of creditors during moratorium, composition and bankruptcy proceedings, including preparation, filing and enforcement of creditor’s claims;
  • Monitoring and administration of a company under moratorium or in composition proceedings;
  • Monitoring, administration and liquidation of insolvent banks and securities dealers;
  • Freezing orders and other provisional measures, and enforcement of such foreign decisions;
  • Recognition of foreign insolvency decrees and representation of foreign bankruptcy trustees and receivers in Switzerland; enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards;
  • Realization of pledged and seized assets;
  • Special administration of the estate of a bankrupt company;
  • Debt collection.

Our firm has the know-how and experience to take on the most complex insolvency matters, including those with an international dimension, such as the enforcement of foreign insolvency proceedings in Switzerland.

Awards and Recognitions

The group and leading practitioners are highly recognized amongst leading law firms across international directories and publications:

  • Chambers Europe in Restructuring & Insolvency;
  • Legal 500 in corporate Recovery & Insolvency;
  • WWL Switzerland.

Selected Publications